Thursday, November 1, 2012

day one of thankfulness... orting.

I could start an entire new blog that just chronicles my thankfulness day-to-day.
With that being said, I'm giving in to the stereotypical 'thankful' posts this November.

Today I am especially thankful for my sweet town. No one can convince me that they live in a more beautiful place than I do. I am continually amazed at the beauty of God's creation in the PNW, and especially in Orting. 

Take a moment to look at what us Ortingites... is that right?... get to see everyday. 

 Blue skies, gray skies... it is always beautiful here. 

And let me tell you, the beauty of our surroundings is only a small part of what makes Orting so great. 

I have traveled the country, and seen a little bit of the world, but I am so thankful that God brought me back to my hometown. I love being a part of this community... knowing everyone in town, going to each of the little festivals in town (there are so many!), running on the trail, joining the entire population at the high school football games... its all so good. 
 I'm not sure if we have some sort of special bond because we all chose to live under an active volcano or what, but the people in Orting actually act like a community. I love it.
If you haven't been to Orting, you're missing out. It's a gem. And I am thankful.


  1. These are all the reasons I want to live in Orting! Every time I try to look at houses somewhere else, I just think about how it's not Orting, so it's not good enough.

    Also, you have a ton of pictures of the mountain!

  2. love it! great post girl, keep em coming!

  3. This made me laugh: "...because we all chose to live under an active volcano or what"

    Oh Rainier, thanks for being scary and beautiful at the same time!